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  1. Add-On Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Insurance is important in certain situations, but there isn't always a need.
  2. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress.
  3. How To Avoid Taxation On Life Insurance Proceeds

    Decrease the value of your taxable estate and prevent the tax man from getting you one last time.
  4. 5 Expensive (And Unexpected) Things That Can Happen To Your Home

    These perils can put a dent in the value of one of your biggest assets. Find out how to prevent them.
  5. 6 Signs That You've Made It To Middle Class

    If you can check off each of these points, you are likely a member of the middle class.
  6. Life Insurance: How To Get the Most Out Of Your Policy

    There are many benefits to owning a life insurance policy - if you get the right one for you.
  7. 10 Things You Must Know Before You Retire

    Don't put off your retirement planning - these 10 steps can make your later years much more manageable.
  8. 6 Common Conditions With Expensive Medications

    While the most expensive drugs may be for rare diseases, there are lots of common conditions that require some pricey prescriptions. ...
  9. Taking The Surprise Out Of Long-Term Care

    Don't be caught unprepared - find out what to look for in LTC insurance policies.
  10. Weird Insurance Bets Worth Millions

    These are not the policies written by the folks in grey flannel suits.
  11. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  12. Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    S&amp;P/Case-Shiller's most recent home price index bears more bad news for some cities.
  13. Long-Term Care Insurance: Who Needs It?

    No one is immune to the possibility of one day needing long-term care - and the costs can deplete a life savings.
  14. The Most Expensive Home Insurance Perils

    Floods, hurricanes, mold, earthquakes - the threats to your home are numerous.
  15. The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    If you're still punching the clock after 30 years, what kind of retirement plan should you have?
  16. Can't Get A Raise? Negotiate Your Benefits

    There are many ways your employer can make your job more pleasant, even when money is tight.
  17. Filling In The Medicare Gaps

    Basic Medicare is not a perfect fit for everyone - sometimes, extra policies are required to suit a person's needs.
  18. Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Most people know about this coverage perk, but few have any idea about how to cash in. Find out here.
  19. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  20. The Disability Insurance Policy: Now In English

    Learn to translate this complicated policy so you can rest assured you're covered.
  21. Prepaid Funerals: Frugal To The End

    With funeral expenses on the rise, find out how to go about prepaying for funeral costs, and whether it's right for you.
  22. Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Make sure you understand your options for withdrawing your funds from this complex instrument.
  23. 7 Expenses You Can Ditch In Retirement

    You get to save on some significant expenses when you retire, leaving more money to do the things you want.
  24. 6 Ways To Leave Less For Uncle Sam

    Both the fabulously wealthy and the millionaire next door need to plan for the estate tax boomerang.
  25. Jobs Affected By Healthcare Reform

    These careers may get a boost from the new healthcare bill - and some may get hurt by it.
  26. 6 Budget Must-Haves

    No matter how much money you have, there are six components that you must have in your budget to weather any financial storm.
  27. Businesses Built On Fear

    Have you ever purchased a product because you were afraid of what would happen if you didn't? Many businesses thrive for ...
  28. The 5 Factors Of A "Good" Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice – except for one thing: most people ...
  29. The Obama Tax Hikes - What To Do

    Buy munis, book losses, avoid marriage, consider a Roth conversion now and get your Lasik eye surgery next year.
  30. Hatch A New Financial Plan

    With spring just around the corner, now is a great time for a financial makeover.
  31. Medical Tourism: Are The Savings Worth The Risk?

    With six-figure price tags for some medical procedures, many Americans are going abroad for more affordable healthcare.
  32. 10 Ways The New Healthcare Bill May Affect You

    This bill is initiating big changes in the U.S. healthcare system. Find out how it will affect you.
  33. Vacation Medical Insurance: Can You Afford Not To?

    Unexpected medical expenses can turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. Find out how to get properly insured.
  34. Top 10 Most Expensive Medical Procedures

    As if being sick isn’t bad enough, the price of these procedures just might kill you.
  35. Investments To Die For

    It is possible to benefit financially from death - without being a character in a murder mystery.
  36. Long-Term Care Insurance: You Have Options

    The latest offerings provide more coverage and the ability to pick and choose what types of coverage you'll need.
  37. Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  38. Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    The number of unmarried couples is on the rise, but your relationship may or may not be given the same benefits as married ...
  39. 6 Alternatives To Health Insurance

    Not having health insurance doesn't mean that you have no alternatives. Here's what you can do to reduce your healthcare ...
  40. 5 Bizarre Insurance Policies

    If you can dream up a risk, you can probably insure it. From interesting to bizarre, here are five of the weirdest insurance ...
  41. Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    You've done your research and found your dream home - find out what could go wrong and ruin your sale!
  42. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  43. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  44. Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    The most recent report suggests that a rebound just isn't in the cards, especially in the Midwest and Northeast regions.
  45. Turn Small Savings Into A Big Nest Egg

    Small changes to spending and saving habits can reap major rewards - with limited sacrifice.
  46. Are You Unknowingly Committing Health Insurance Fraud?

    Insurers tend to automatically flag certain claims as fraud. Find out which claims could land you in a sticky situation.
  47. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ...
  48. Extended Warranties: Should You Take The Bait?

    Avoid shelling out for these policies and you could save hundreds of dollars.
  49. LTC Insurance: The Umbrella Every Boomer Needs

    The costs of long-term care can be astronomical. Protect your nest egg with LTC insurance.
  50. Life Insurance Clauses Determine Your Coverage

    Understanding these key parts of your policy will help you to ensure that your family will be covered.
  51. How Unemployment Affects You (Even If You're Working)

    Rebounding from a stint of unemployment can be a frustrating thing to do. These tips should soften the blow.
  52. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    If you're trying to determine whether you should throw out your life insurance policy along with your business suits, here ...
  53. Top 4 (Financial) Life-Changing Events

    Good or bad, major life transitions carry daunting challenges along with them, especially for your finances.
  54. Insurance 101 For Renters

    If it's time for you to leave the nest, find out how to protect your new home from disaster.
  55. Financial Mistakes That Could Haunt You Forever

    Learn from others and don't fall prey to these financial pitfalls.
  56. Life Insurance: Putting A Price On Peace Of Mind

    Would your death leave loved ones financially stranded? Find out how to ease your mind and keep them protected.
  57. Lifetime Income Annuities: The Instant Pension Plan

    If you are looking for a retirement play with a guaranteed structure payout, lifetime income annuities could be the answer. ...
  58. Strapped For Cash? Try Insurance-Premium Loans

    If you need more life insurance than you can afford, insurance premium financing can help. But you need to look at the pros ...
  59. Where Can Americans Go for Cheaper Healthcare?

    With the rising cost of healthcare at home, Americans are looking abroad for their medical care.
  60. Live Longer, Retire Younger: Can You Do It?

    Use this vehicle to make sure your payout lasts as long as you do.
  61. Social Security - Are You Covered?

    If you aren't a U.S. citizen, even if you are a legal resident, you may be missing out on government programs.
  62. When Wall Street Loses, CEOs Still Win

    Despite the record losses that occurred in the financial sector, many executives still received huge bonuses.
  63. Medicaid Vs. Long-Term Care Insurance

    These are not equal. Here's why you need to think twice before relying on the government-sponsored program.
  64. Healthcare Sector: Play Or Stay Away?

    The uncertainty in the healthcare sector may have provided some opportunities for investors.
  65. 6 Ways To Make The Best Of Un-Retirement

    If you are coming out of retirement, here are six things you can do to maximize your extra years of work.
  66. Find Secure And Affordable Post-Work Health Insurance

    Learn how you can avoid financial catastrophe - without Medicare.
  67. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  68. The Bear On Bonds

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for ...
  69. What You Need To Know About Student Health Insurance

    Before heading off to college, read up on health insurance plans.
  70. Budgeting For A New Baby

    This little member of your family will be a big expense. Find out what you need to budget for and how to save.
  71. Generation Caregiver - Are You Ready?

    More that half of Gen Xers anticipate being a primary caregiver for an aging relative in their lifetime. That care comes ...
  72. Medical Forms May Be Hazardous To Your Financial Health

    Be sure you know what you're signing, when it comes to medical forms.
  73. The Economics Of Pet Ownership

    Before you bring a furry friend into your household, make sure you can handle the hefty financial commitment.
  74. 20 Ways To Save On Medical Bills

    Handy tips to cut the cost of hospital bills, co-pays, prescription drugs and more.
  75. Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  76. How To Choose A Healthcare Plan

    HMOs? PPOs? CDHPs? We'll clear up the confusion so you can find the right coverage.
  77. A Brief History Of Credit Rating Agencies

    Credit rating agencies have a long history in this country. Learn about what they do and how were they developed.
  78. 10 (Costly) Tickets To Fast Cash

    Circumstances arise when you need cash fast. Unfortunately, each option has its own risks and sometimes, a very high cost.
  79. 13 Pre-Issue Corporate Bond Questions For Businesses

    When a company needs more funding, there are many options. Corporate bonds is just one of them.
  80. 5 Health Insurance Considerations

    It may not be the most exciting of topics, but there are many ways to save on and increase the efficiency of your health ...
  81. Benefit Issues When Your Employer Goes Bankrupt

    There are some safeguards in place to ensure that health benefits don't just disappear when a plan is canceled.
  82. Get Hired In Finance, Despite The Recession

    During a recession, there are still plenty of options for a business school graduate.
  83. Subaccounts: As Good Their Clone Funds?

    Variable annuity subaccounts are virtual clones of mutual funds but they have their own CUSIP number and their historical ...
  84. 4 Wealth-Building Secrets

    Protect what you have while shifting risk is the motto of the rich. Find out how a life insurance policy can help you do ...
  85. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  86. Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Starting a new job is stressful but you don't need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
  87. On This Day In Finance: June 16 - 76th Anniversary Of The FDIC

    The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 would reform the banking indusry, and attempt to protect the average investor.
  88. Biggest Millionaire Flops

    The next time portfolio losses have you down, just be glad that you can blame some of your woes on the market, rather than ...
  89. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  90. Four Inexpensive Ways To Get Healthcare

    Feeling stressed out? Your health could suffer and your budget might not be far behind.
  91. Travel Smart By Planning How You'll Pay

    With a little pre-trip planning, you can avoid being stranded without adequate funds.
  92. 10 Last-Minute Retirement Tips

    The months leading up to your retirement can be the most crucial in terms of planning. Review your insurance, make a budget ...
  93. Losing Your Job: From A To Z

    Job loss can be devastating. Learn how to anticipate it and quickly get back on your feet.
  94. The Fall Of The Market In The Fall Of 2008

    How did America's strong economy tumble so quickly? Find out here.
  95. Net Worth Nosedive: Can You Still Retire?

    If a dip in the economy has you worried about retirement, you still have options.
  96. Iceland's Near Collapse: What Can We Learn?

    This thriving country was brought to its knees by the rapid growth - and subsequent decline - of its banking industry.
  97. When Things Go Awry, Insurers Get Reinsured

    Guru Warren Buffett is making this sector popular. Learn more here.
  98. For Top-Notch Insurance Coverage, Compare Quotes

    Find out how to use and compare policy options to get the best coverage at the best price.
  99. A Multipurpose Future Planning Tool

    Overfunded variable universal life insurance policies can be an all-in-one financial solution.
  100. Health-y Savings Accounts

    HSAs can provide a new way to save for retirement and medical expenses.
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